Barefoot. Natural Motion. Recovery. Toning. Minimal. The vocabulary of footwear is changing, and consumers are showing that they’re hungry for the evolution. But what does it mean for the world of footwear, and what’s next?
Footwear News invites retailers, designers and other industry stakeholders to its second OR seminar, “Footwear: The Future Is Now,” at 8 a.m. on Aug. 5 at the Salt Lake City Downtown Marriott, salons A-C.
Moderated by FN’s outdoor editor, Jennifer Ernst Beaudry, “Footwear: The Future Is Now” will go in-depth into the key technologies and emerging categories that are changing performance footwear. Industry leaders taking part include Galahad Clark, head of Vivo Barefoot/Terra Plana; Patrick O’Malley, SVP of global product for Saucony; Chris Peake, senior buyer at Zappos.com; and Katherine Petrecca, special business unit manager for New Balance and head of the team that developed the brand’s new Minimus launch